International education and curriculum design specialist offering a wealth of knowledge and experiences in the development of international education, Chinese and English teaching programs.
Received the Defense Language Institute “Excellence in Teaching Award” in 2010, 2011 and 2012;
Ranked in the top 5% in student evaluations for teaching in 2010, 2011 and 2012;
Awarded the Oxford Research Scholarship in 1996;
Awarded the Queen's Minority Scholarship in 1994;
Awarded the Wycliffe Scholarship, Canada in 1993;
Awarded the Bell Scholarship, Cambridge in 1990.
Produced and presented news and current affairs programs on line and on air;
Researched, interviewed, composed, voiced and mixed news, analysis and feature programs.
Thesis supervised by Dr. Chris Davies: An Army on a One-Log Bridge: A Study of Social and Cultural Contexts of English Learning in China
Member of International Club and Rambling Club
Project supervised by Dr. Terry Piper: Athabasca Glacier: A Content-Based ESL Curriculum Design
Linguistic Studies supervised by Dr. Michael Walrod: Advanced course work in Phonology; Syntax & Morphology; Pragmatics, Socio-linguistics
Passionate about traveling, have been to all provinces of China and Canada, all 50 states of the US and most European countries.
Chinese (Mandarin and Sichuan): native proficiency
English: (British, American and Canadian): fluent
Experienced bilingual and cross-cultural trainer and counselor;
Advanced level Chinese-English interpreter and translator;
Chinese and English curriculum designer and teacher;
Research and reporting traveler.
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